The Legal Advocate

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Basic Trial Technology Skills

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October “Trial Technology Series” written by NITA guest blogger, Shannon Bales Trial technology is an umbrella term used for the ability to display exhibits in court electronically. When done right trial technology creates amazing efficiency and clarity of argument in the courtroom. Efficiency and clarity are obtained by the use of a shared set of […]

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30(b)(6) Rules: Deposing the Corporate Representative

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The Rule 30(b)(6) organization deposition is the most powerful and efficient discovery tool available in complex litigation. In this handy and practical guide, author David Malone will help you get the most out of your chance to talk to – and pin down – organizations. Some of the topics include: obligations of both parties, understanding […]

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Hold Technical Non-Compliance Accountable To Move Efficiency Forward

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October “Trial Technology Series” written by NITA guest blogger, Shannon Bales We all want to do our part to make courts and the trial process more efficient. Technical efficiency helps us present our case better by being organized and having the data at our fingertips; it lowers the cost to clients and eases the burdens […]

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Monthly Theme: Law Schools Part One

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TEACHING TRIAL SKILLS AT LAW SCHOOLS: SOME OPENING THOUGHTS written by NITA guest blogger Judge McGahey I’ve been teaching trial advocacy classes at the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law since the early ‘80’s; I’ve been teaching for NITA about as long. I’ve seen ups and downs in how – and why – we […]

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Extra! Extra! Read All About It! The Nita Gazetteer Provides “Nita City” Snapshot

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If you’ve ever used a NITA case file to teach in your law school classroom or at one of our programs, then you’ve probably noticed that a great many of them take place in a mythical little metropolis known as Nita City. You’ve also probably noticed that the crime rate is distressingly high. Murder, rape, […]

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NITA’s team of practicing lawyers, professors and judges from around the nation dedicates its efforts to the training and development of skilled and ethical legal advocates to improve the adversarial justice system. NITA's Goals are to:
  • Promote justice through effective and ethical advocacy.
  • Train and mentor lawyers to be competent and ethical advocates in pursuit of justice.
  • Develop and teach trial advocacy skills to support and promote the effective and fair administration of justice.
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